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School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Business Intelligence

BSc (Hons) Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 years

BSc (Hons) Business Intelligence focuses on developing solutions for real-world problems associated with the changing nature of IT infrastructure and increasing volumes of data.

BSc (Hons) Business Intelligence focuses on developing solutions for real-world problems associated with the changing nature of IT infrastructure and increasing volumes of data.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code N100
  • Entry Requirements View
  • Fees View
  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Why choose this course?

BSc (Hons) Business Intelligence focuses on developing solutions for real-world problems associated with the changing nature of IT infrastructure and increasing volumes of data. Therefore the concept of Business intelligence (BI) is increasingly becoming critical in a range of industries to provide a competitive advantage and opportunities.  Through exploring a range of technologies such as Cloud Computing and Machine Learning, students will gain a greater understanding of technological advances, and how these relate to ‘Big Data’ and how data influences the decision making processes for businesses. From this degree, students will gain skills in the latest cutting edge subjects and technologies which will give skills and experience that can be transferable across different sectors.

Staff at The University of Wolverhampton are fully engaged in research projects and working with industry. This has highlighted that industry wants graduates with high level IT and technical skills but with a business focus.  The Business Intelligence specialism is acknowledged within the IT and business sectors as an increasing and exciting area, driven by the high demand for better services at a faster pace. 

What happens on the course?

Year One

During year one you will learn about the fundamentals of business operations and the importance of businesses understanding their data in order to implement suitable analytics, strategies for growth and efficient decision making.  Themes that will be covered will include Big Data, Cloud Computing, Programme and Problem Solving, Financial Analysis and Information Management and Security in Business, and Collaboration Projects.

Year Two

In the second year, you will cover subjects in more depth and gain more hands on practical experience of using technology to support business decisions through understanding data processing and interpreting of data. This will be through using  Machine Learning Technologies, understanding the importance of Operational Research, how Social Media and E-Marketing provide Big Data and influence businesses as well as gaining experience of Computing and Security  Architectures and Business Continuity Planning

Year Three

In your third year, you will further develop and apply knowledge and experience of  a range of different applications and  various technologies, techniques, tools and methods in relation to Business Intelligence. Themes covered in this year will influence and support your final year project module and include Advanced and Predictive Analytics software, Mobile applications, Analytics and Big Data Management, Digital Business Strategy and Data Mining

Optional Placement Year

The University of Wolverhampton is keen to ensure graduates have both the academic and work based skills required in industry. Graduates have the options of a placement in industry between levels two and three. The results in a four year length degree which gives graduates an award of BSc (Hons) with sandwich.

Though our up to data teaching laboratories students will gain experience and knowledge through both theoretical instruction and practical activities. Students will gain experience of using Business Intelligence analysis software such as SAS ,Logi Analytics, SPSS. As the activities within Business Intelligence deal with online analytical processing (OLAP), students will use different technologies such as Cloud Computing and Databases for the purpose of gathering data for statistical analysis, forecasting, data analytics and data mining to aid the decision making process.

Potential Career Paths

Graduates can expect to find employment as business intelligence analysts, consultants, decision modelling or advanced data analysts, and members of technical and analytics teams supporting management decisions making in diverse organisations. Typical employers include large commercial organisations, local authorities, retail and ecommerce organisations, the banking and insurance sectors, etc where data is critical for forecasting and decision making. 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The School of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a range of unique opportunities for students to make the most of their teaching and learning experience.

Academics and Research staff within the School of Mathematics and Computer Science have a reputation for providing outstanding teaching and learning and are fully committee to the student experience.

95% of our graduates go straight into jobs or further study.

The School of Mathematics and Computer Science provides opportunities for collaborations with industry through projects and has several student led IT clubs such as the Code Club, which are a fantastic way to meet other like minded students.

A range of different teaching and learning styles are used and the school uses project based and problem solving learning to ensure students gain experience that is critical in industry. 

In terms of this course, the course offers unique opportunities:

Academics and Research staff involved in the teaching of this course have a reputation for providing outstanding teaching and learning and are fully committed to the student experience.

This course is underpinned by research and outreach activities conducted by staff members to ensure the course is up to date and exciting for students to learn through a range of learning formats.

To support our students we have developed excellent specialist facilities, including the Computer Games and Computer Networking labs. These specialist facilities provide students with a unique opportunity to gain value hands on experiences to give them an advance.

The course provides opportunities for collaborations with industry through projects and guest speakers. 

The BSc (Hons) Business Intelligence degree provides graduates with the essentials to equip them in industry. Graduates will have the ability to demonstrate a range of transferrable skills in problem solving, communication, project management, working individually and in teams, self-management and the ability to gather, evaluate and reflect on information  to support the decision making process through applying full understanding, knowledge and experience of the principles of Business Intelligence.


Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2019 Entry

  • A Level minimum of AA or CCC.
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the website to find out more.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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